The best way to sum up the work that took place in March was forward momentum. One thing that has become very clear to me is that God is orchestrating the movement here. Each day is a surprise and God places new opportunities in front of me and the team. It has become a constant thing that team is now a consistent word in this work. The team is expanding in number as well. They are what we call practitioners which means that they each are actively engaging their relationships and their communities with the gospel. It has become an intentional focus of their weekly lives. Each of these are bivocational which means they are doing this work in addition to their full time jobs. Now when we get together and we share harvest stories, I get to hear about the new CPM work that they are seeing begin to take shape. It is exciting to me and to them. They are seeing what obedience to the Great Commission can be like and the way that God blesses it. It is not always smooth or rapid but I have stressed that any step forward in an intentional way is obedience. The outcome is up to God. The initial step is up to us.
Was able to go to Madison, Wisconsin to help lead a Gospel Conversation Training in that area. Was a wonderful time of equipping and encouraging the work that is beginning in that area. Met some great leaders who have a vision to reach Wisconsin with the gospel. Pray for their rollout of this CPM work in an intentional and fruitful way.
We have had a partnership for a while with the Burrito Project which is a local Christian ministry that helps to provide food and clothing/resources to the homeless population in S. Florida specifically the Lake Worth area. We partner with them and offer pray and sharing of the Gospel. We have begun to gather each week after the feeding and to come together for our 3/3 discipleship and Bible study. Has been a blessing seeing physical and spiritual food being provided. A truly active witness to the message of the Word.
Johnnie and I have continued our weekly trips out into the Pahokee and Belle Glade area to look for people of peace and houses of peace to begin reaching out to this community as well with the gospel and to raise up leaders in the area to continue the work of establishing reproducing churches in the community. Please pray for us to be led to the people who can be trained and discipled to carry on this work in a new area.
We were also invited to train at a church in Ft. Pierce who is desiring to actively pursue their community with the gospel. This also allows for those we are discipling in this work to get reps in training others to do the same. Disciples making more disciple makers.
We try to take every opportunity to share and at Easter, we assisted in a gospel push outreach in Jensen Beach at their annual Egg Drop event. This is always a wonderful time to present the 3 Circles Gospel presentation to let others know what Easter is all about and the message of reconciliation.
Some of our local team church gathered together Easter morning for our time of worship and were also able to share with some other people who had come out to the beach that morning. The church gathering out in the community allows for the opportunity to witness to others in the process. The church doing life together is a witness.
God is still working strong in the recovery community which has become an even more important part of our family in this work. God is calling out His Ambassadors from all areas of life. It is a blessing to be actively involved in their journey and in return they are constantly influencing mine in some beautiful ways. Lots of love in me for these men and women!!!
And as I said earlier, it is all about having a Team of Teams. We all come together in the work of the Great Commission that God has called us all too. We equip, encourage and we get out there! Luke 10:2; “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send our laborers into His harvest.”
I wanted to end with these last few pics. There are many, many more from this past month. God is calling our more and more. The baptism picture below is of Angel who is a young boy that God is calling out. He has a boldness that I have not seen in many people. He has been out with me and even though it is a little scary to him sometimes, he gets past it and he shares that gospel message. He has shared with dozens of people in just the couple of times he has been out with me. I was able to be at his and his friend Jayden’s baptism yesterday. God is calling out more and more into that harvest. Will you be one of them that works towards No Place Left that hasn’t heard the gospel of Jesus Christ?
Matthew 24:14; “And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
Thank you to all those who support me financially and prayerfully in this mission work. You are beyond a blessing to me!! God has so much more in store……..